“Would Libya be different? Would it be a different world? Something told us so. Something would be there for us.”
Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through phone camera photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself—perhaps a certain definition of life and death.